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Critics Round Up Rides Again: Why the Site That Shut Down Yesterday Is Keeping Its Doors Open Today

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 13, 2014 3:58 PM
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Twitter couldn't save "Community," but the social media outcry over the arthouse aggregator's demise convinced founder James Kang to keep its virtual doors open.

Can You Spot the Ironic Part of the Poster for Roger Ebert Documentary "Life Itself"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 13, 2014 2:39 PM
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Entertainment Weekly debuts a new poster for the Roger Ebert documentary. But there's just one thing wrong...

The Last Critics Roundup

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 12, 2014 1:29 PM
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The curated review aggregator is shutting down just days before Cannes, citing flatlining pageviews.

The World's "Most Reliable" Movie Critic Speaks

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 9, 2014 10:04 AM
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The Chicago Reader's J.R. Jones, at the dead center of a study ranking critics by how often they agreed with their peers, speaks out against turning criticism into math.

Matt Zoller Seitz Announces "The Oliver Stone Experience"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 25, 2014 4:38 PM
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The author of "The Wes Anderson Colllection" will follow it up with a book-length study on Oliver Stone to be published in the fall of 2015.

Behind the Scenes of "Captain Phillips'" Best Scene, and Its Worst

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 25, 2014 1:47 PM
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A view from "Captain Phillips'" editing room provides rare insight into why some scenes work and some scenes don't.

"Life Itself's" Emotional Ebertfest Premiere

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 25, 2014 12:23 PM
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The first festival planned after Roger Ebert's death opens with an emotional screening of the documentary about his life.

The Only Barbie Movie You Need to See

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 23, 2014 2:10 PM
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Forget the big-screen reboot: Todd Haynes' samizdat "Superstar" is all you need.

Roger Ebert Doc "Life Itself" Heads to Cannes, With New Footage

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 22, 2014 10:21 AM
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The late, legendary film critic will grace the Croisette one more time.

A Tribute to Robert Altman, in Poster Form

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 3:26 PM
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A new set of posters for nearly all of Altman's films helps see them with fresh eyes.